Growing abroad

There is no doubt that CATEC has become one of the most advanced technological centres in Spain and a reference in R&D in Europe, especially in areas such as drones and unmanned systems, robotics and industry 4.0, additive manufacturing (3D printing) or non-destructive inspection, which are already marking the present and future of the aerospace industry and other important productive sectors. And not because we say it, but the results that we have achieved throughout our 11 years of history and professional trajectory talk by themselves.

We announced some days ago a new milestone in the history of FADA-CATEC, and especially in our internationalization and growth process towards foreign markets. This is no other than the first project in the field of technological developments in 3D printing outside the European continent, thanks to the collaboration with the company INVAP Argentina, which means our leap crossing the ocean to Latin America, precisely in an area of great value such as components and parts manufacturing for satellites and launchers for the space sector.

In a year in which precisely the city of Seville is assuming and leading the presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA), and Andalusia is boosting its growth in the aeronautical sector reached in the last decade, we are convinced that this new CATEC project will contribute to show the high technological and industrial capacity that our industry has and to continue encouraging our companies to keep on on this good path, betting on R&D and high added value activities.

The latest figures for the year 2017 are again clear and consolidate Andalusia as a region that has not stopped growing in turnover, employment and exports in the aerospace sector, and that already faces the future with new challenges and illusions. The new strategic plan of the sector must be a key element in all this, and the base for the Andalusian aerospace sector to continue growing abroad, with the support of all the agents involved and with the R&D and the promotion of innovation as main allies. Only this way will strengthen our position as a of the fastest growing industries in the European and international level, and with better prospects for the coming years.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

Technology

CATEC develops simulation systems for validating safely new systems and products aimed at critical applications


With this technology, our center designed customized simulation systems, tailored to the needs of businesses and customers who request


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CATEC develops simulation systems for validating safely new systems and products aimed at critical applications
Using advanced simulation systems, with 3D visualization and integration of new devices (immersive systems, haptic, etc.), is one of the technologies that most are developed and implemented in recent years in various sectors, and in which CATEC has been working intensively through some projects and lines of research. One of these research lines is the development and modelling of virtual scenarios to validate in a safe and reliable way software for products or integrated systems for critical applications.
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This technological approach allows the software or application that is developed can be validated in a secure simulated environment, so that does not involve unnecessary risks to people and facilities. It also makes possible to detect and correct design flaws, programming or operation before being put into service, as well as reduce development costs of any project or product.

CATEC develops customized models and simulation systems, adapted to the needs of businesses and customers. To learn more about this technology, please contact our center through this email: avionica@catec.aero.


November 10th 2015
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